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DIY Tenkeyless keyboard -is it possible ?


I own a DUCKY 9800G2 OCN , cherry MX black, and also bought PBT gold-black side printed key-caps .
it has more or less 1,5 year usage, with lots of typing.

i actually wanted a TENKEYLESS, but in that time unavailable.

the problem is, i would loose at least U$ 50,00 - if i seel it and buy a LEOPOLD/FILCO/ DK1008 TENKEYLESS

so, what if i simply CUT off the numpad ?

1. would it damage the whole keyboard, so that it does not work anymore ?

2. or would i have a fully functional TENKEYLESS keyboard ?




please advise
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Are you serious?
     
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yes, of course, 100% serious.

taking it logicly, the PCB lines that would be cut are those on the numpad, and so the rest should work normally.
even so, i must be 100% sure before doing it, as there woul be no way to fix it.


anyhow, it would be really fun to have a DIY tenkeyless - a true custoum keyboard.
post #4 of 18
buy a phantom and assemble it yourself
post #5 of 18
Saw the numpad off and put electric tape on the side.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Imports>Muscles View Post

Saw the numpad off and put electric tape on the side.

Don't forget to post pics!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lightsout View Post

Don't forget to post pics!

Oh yeah forgot that.
Side note: you should go to homedepot for some silicone or molding to close off the sides if you don't want to seal it with electrical tape.
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My face when he would rather trash a perfectly good keyboard than sell it for a new one. rolleyes.gif
 
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post #9 of 18
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first of, swaping my keyboard for a new tenkeyless would cost at least U$ 50,00

beasides, i always follow the moto: REDUCE / REUSE /RECYCLE

so, if it costs less and allows me to use the keyboard i alredy have, why not ?
i am not talking about GETTO mod - i would like to do it in a very professional and carefull way.

Would use the original side part and glue it on, use some PUTTY, then sanding and black spraypaint - this way hardly anyone would notice a diference from a original factory made frame.




so, is it possible or not ?
post #10 of 18
I hate to jump in since I have no experience in sort of modding such as you require, but lets look at things logically....

You will have to cut off the housing and the plate that switches are welded onto,I also believe that the USB PCB or PS/2 PCB is located on the top right side above the numpad which you will have to shift it towards the middle.

Lets just say all of this is doable and probably is,how you going to cover the open hole on the right side of the housing when you cut off the numpad?

Are you sure the numpad will be a bigger eye sore to you then having a cut out board? The only estetic problem that you will have is filling in the hole later on, you will need to custom cut out piece of plastic to fit it in, probably do the mixture of 2 chemicals thats called JG welding I think, its an epoxy plastic glue,and then sand it down the edges nicely and repaint the whole thing so it blend in nicely. But still even if all comes out nice estetic looking you will be stuck with having your board totally glued down on the right side due to the epoxy welding,if one day god forbid you need to open the board, you will have to start breaking things or cutting it slowly with dremel in order not to damage the housing.
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